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Getting Your Site Submitted to Search Engines
by Aaron Turpen of Aaronz WebWorkz

Getting listed in search engines can be a lot of work. "Free" submission tools are worth about what you pay for them and, worse, can be detrimental to your efforts. Yet you don't have the time to do it yourself by hand. What do you do?

You hire a professional.

A professional search engine marketer, submission service, and ranking specialist is a great tool for any site owner who wants to get listed, listed high on the results, and see a return on their investment. Sadly, there are a lot of scam artists and beginners out there passing themselves off as "professionals" in this field. How do you find a good one?

First, look for informative content and straight-forward pricing on the professional's website. A well-made, professional website with informative content and easy-to-understand pricing structures is the mark of a truly professional submitter.

Avoid submission sites that give too good to be true claims and too-low-to-believe pricing. Any service that makes claims that they can put you at the top of all engines or "guarantees" the #1 spot anywhere is lying. However, a guarantee of "top ranking" (usually defined as being in the first twenty in a keyword response) is realistic and believable.

Be careful of sites that use the term search engine and "pay per click" in the same context. These are submitters who will promote your site through Pay Per Click engines and not through actual search engines or directories. There is a definite difference in longevity and price between the two types of marketing.

Watch for submitters who have time-based plans and contracts. These are the true professionals that know what it really takes to get you listed for the long-term. Search engine marketing is a continual process. If you do it once and forget about it, it will soon forget about you too and you'll see your visitors and sales drop as time goes on. A great marketer will ask for a contract to review your site weekly, monthly, or quarterly for ranking statistics and offer extensions of contract when your results begin to fall.

On the same token, watch for a company that's been around versus one that's new and possibly "fly by night." If they disappear, you'll have to start over with a new company again, going through the initial setup headaches required.

Above all, once you find a good marketer, KEEP THAT MARKETER! Don't get dicey over pricing and drop a good marketer just because you've found another who's $10 cheaper. In the end, you'll lose money on the deal, I guarantee.

So who would I recommend for your search engine marketing needs? The two marketing companies listed below are good search engine marketers I have used in the past or recommended to clients. They are tried, true, and good at what they do. Their prices range according to the services offered. Find the one that fits your needs and try them out!

1st Search Ranking
http://www.1stSearchRanking.com/t.cgi?1sr&1778

Submit Fire
http://www.qksrv.net/click-1357406-10286016

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Getting Your Site Submitted to Search Engines
by Aaron Turpen of Aaronz WebWorkz

Getting listed in search engines can be a lot of work. "Free" submission tools are worth about what you pay for them and, worse, can be detrimental to your efforts. Yet you don't have the time to do it yourself by hand. What do you do?

You hire a professional.

A professional search engine marketer, submission service, and ranking specialist is a great tool for any site owner who wants to get listed, listed high on the results, and see a return on their investment. Sadly, there are a lot of scam artists and beginners out there passing themselves off as "professionals" in this field. How do you find a good one?

First, look for informative content and straight-forward pricing on the professional's website. A well-made, professional website with informative content and easy-to-understand pricing structures is the mark of a truly professional submitter.

Avoid submission sites that give too good to be true claims and too-low-to-believe pricing. Any service that makes claims that they can put you at the top of all engines or "guarantees" the #1 spot anywhere is lying. However, a guarantee of "top ranking" (usually defined as being in the first twenty in a keyword response) is realistic and believable.

Be careful of sites that use the term search engine and "pay per click" in the same context. These are submitters who will promote your site through Pay Per Click engines and not through actual search engines or directories. There is a definite difference in longevity and price between the two types of marketing.

Watch for submitters who have time-based plans and contracts. These are the true professionals that know what it really takes to get you listed for the long-term. Search engine marketing is a continual process. If you do it once and forget about it, it will soon forget about you too and you'll see your visitors and sales drop as time goes on. A great marketer will ask for a contract to review your site weekly, monthly, or quarterly for ranking statistics and offer extensions of contract when your results begin to fall.

On the same token, watch for a company that's been around versus one that's new and possibly "fly by night." If they disappear, you'll have to start over with a new company again, going through the initial setup headaches required.

Above all, once you find a good marketer, KEEP THAT MARKETER! Don't get dicey over pricing and drop a good marketer just because you've found another who's $10 cheaper. In the end, you'll lose money on the deal, I guarantee.

So who would I recommend for your search engine marketing needs? The two marketing companies listed below are good search engine marketers I have used in the past or recommended to clients. They are tried, true, and good at what they do. Their prices range according to the services offered. Find the one that fits your needs and try them out!

1st Search Ranking
http://www.1stSearchRanking.com/t.cgi?1sr&1778

Submit Fire
http://www.qksrv.net/click-1357406-10286016

Hey Gal I am actually pretty surprised that you would post that guys affiliate links. In the past this was a big no no. If he wanted to mention the site then a non profitbale link whould have been place din my opinion.

Just my two cents.

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I agree with the article, but to help in choosing a good internet / seo company it helps if you understand the workings of SEO / terminology / practices etc. In this way you dont get a load of hyped words and terms thrown at you that just sound impressive.
If you have the time read up as much about SEO and internet marketing before-hand, then go out looking - who know's you might be able to do a lot of ground work yourself and save some money !

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The article is well written. So off I went to examine the first suggested SEO professionals.

The first web site is filled with the marketing jargon that the articles instructs us to avoid.

They deploy poor SEO for themselves: redirects pointing to the same page, PR 0 penalized entrance page, advanced pop-up windows that get through my pop-up blocker and cannot be closed, obscure examples of their successes ... I don't know, doesn't appear to be very ethical to promote this type of service here. Your visitors to this page might fall for it.

The well written article informs the reader of the imporatnce of not falling for guarnatees, well the first web site guarantees this :

" Super-Premium Package: In the Super-Premium Package, we optimize your site for 30 keywords and guarantee that we will get at least 24 top 10 positions for you within 6 months from the time that you order our services. Once again, if you get more than 24 top 10 positions, you don’t have to pay anything extra! Only $.... "

Are they the search engine Gods that dictate who position what where? I was looking for a top 10 for "online casinos", should get their super dooper pooper plan?

Their web site inform the visitor that they target these 11 search engines: AltaVista, AOL, Fast, Google, HotBot, IWon, Lycos, MSN, Netscape, Open Directory, Yahoo!

Anyone with any basic SEO knowledge clearly sees the misrepresentation here. I fatigued quickly while examining the first suggested SEO team and never even bothered to examine the article's second suggested SEO team.

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I don`t thinks its necessary to hire a hire a professional.
Also it wouldn`t be easy to find the right one!

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I agree, most web site owners should be able to perform basic SEO on their own, if they have the time to sort through the information on this subject and have the time to apply what they feel is generally suggested.

There's tons of quality forums, newsgroups and web sites available.

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